Friday, February 2, 2018

Round 1 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Round 1 Report

Rolex 24 at Daytona International, January 26th through 28th 2018.

Travel:
For this first trip is was really all highway. I was actually a little worried, as a new rider it was very windy, 20 MPH give or take. When I first started I almost considered it too unsafe and turned around, but I continued on, and within an hour or so I got comfortable with it and eventually it became no problem. Lesson learned. Up I-75 to my parents in Largo, where I stayed the night. The next morning I woke up at 3 to hit the road, wanted to avoid that dreaded Orlando rush hour(s) traffic. I-75 to I-4. Arriving around 8 AM at Daytona International Speedway.

Here's a 360 view of the Sunshine Skyway using my Rylo 360 camera.



Arrival:
Like I said, I arrived around 8 AM and set up my camp site.

Camp Site at Daytona International Speedway ($40)


Race:

The race from my view, I went big for the first race of the season, before have always been in the infield, visibility is terrible but the party is big. This time I got the 3 day Rolex 24 Lounge, which has a nice indoor area with 2 open bars, and 2 food bars. A bunch of TV's to watch the race, or look out the window. Or you can walk outside and sit on the balcony in the stadium over looking the whole track.
The Rolex 24 Lounge ($650)

The Balcony, race view

A little of the night racing

Fireworks over the Daytona

Dawn Breaks over the Rolex 24 (time lapse)

90 second slideshow of the full weekend races



Return Home:
For the return I went straight home, no stops except for gas, it was uneventful minus some wind and light showers.

I4 and I75 cross road
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup

A slight change of plans for my IMSA Retirement Tour, The wife don't like the idea of the dogs being left alone all day while she works and I'm gone on so many long trips. So we settled with me just going to the 4 endurance races of the IMSA season. 3 of the 4 are close by, with Watkins Glen being the only far away event. I ride to Watkins Glen myself, watch the race then she will fly up and meet me, we will travel back to Florida through Skyline drive then the Blue Ridge Parkway, should be a awesome ride back.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year...

2018 IMSA Endurance Races Retirement Tour...



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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sebring Classic 2017 Highlights

Here's a quik video I made of some of the best pictures I took at this past weekends 12 hours of Sebring Classic, Pistons and Props race and air show at, well you guessed it, Sebring International Raceway. It was my first long distance camping trip with my Harley. Learned a lot, more on that later. Enjoy the 3 min show.

Sebring Classic Trip
(long and boring, learning video editing too.)

3 minute slideshow of the best pictures taken




Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sebring Classic 12 Hrs

I didn't even know these classic events existed, so bought my VIP ticket for the Pistons and Props 12 hour classic race at Sebring from Nov. 30 to Dec 3rd 2017. Using this as a warmup for next years 2018 IMSA Retirement Tour starting in January.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hurricane Irma

Due to Hurricane Irma, last weeks trip to Key West was canceled. We may go before years end otherwise my first trip will be the start of my IMSA tour at the end of January.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

1000 miles

A small milestone... 1000 miles on the beast, just got the break-in service done... ready for my long distance trips...